Microsoft's new Get the facts has a strange smell to it. It's almost like it smells… old and stale. …
Wait, I think I know why!
It's the smell of old and stale lies. It smells like their old "get the facts" campaign against Linux. I'm sure people remember the campaign they used to run where they would lie to people's faces and pay researchers to produce reports that were dishonest and biased towards Microsoft.
They are doing it again, only this time it's lies and half-truths about other browsers.
I saw their browser comparison page earlier, and they have since corrected their claim about standards to specifically mention CSS 2.1. And leaving out all the things IE8 doesn't do, they win themselves an undeserved checkmark.
The security claim is equally flawed, as it is based on a report from NSS Labs which was less than impressive, and apparently heavily manipulated.
I'm sure I could go on.
But if anyone wants to "get the facts" on browsers, they should stay well clear of Microsoft.